Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research
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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference
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How to Succeed at Living in a Triple
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How to Ace Your First Year of College
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority
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Forever GI Bill: Changes to Veteran Education Benefits
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!
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Rochester Public Market

Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Meet the students who have received Humanities Research and Innovation Grants! There are almost forty humanities students who are currently delving into their own fascinating research projects thanks to the Research and Innovation Grants they received upon their acceptance here at Rochester. To give you a glimpse[…]

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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

Genesee Hall is the latest addition to the first-year housing at the University of Rochester. It opened in Fall 2017 and is currently home to 200 students, including myself. Here is a list of the perks of living in Genesee Hall!   1. Spacious rooms   Genesee Hall is comprised of single, double, and a[…]

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference

by Gina Bolaños, Class of 2018 The University of Rochester’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity. We had the honor of attending the National SHPE Conference this past year in Seattle, Washington. Being able to go to this[…]

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How to Succeed at Living in a Triple

Just when you thought college couldn’t get scarier, you find out that you are living in a triple! Speaking from experience, I can tell you that living in a residence hall room with two friends can be a really TRIumphant experience. Most students believe that living in a triple comes with nothing but drawbacks, but[…]

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How to Ace Your First Year of College

  Hello, first-year students! You have made it through over half of your first semester at the University of Rochester, and got on the “college life” roller-coaster. By now, as first-year students, you’ve figured out the best way to spend your declining money, the shortest route to your classes using the tunnels, and the finest[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Here at the University of Rochester, our Japanese program is a major under the vast umbrella of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, which offers several foreign-language majors including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (The department also offers majors in comparative literature[…]

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What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority

With over thirty fraternities and sororities on campus and a quarter of students joining them, Greek life at the University of Rochester is definitely present and growing. Fraternities and sororities may sound familiar to most American students, but for those who come from a different cultural background, it may be their first time hearing about Greek[…]

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Forever GI Bill: Changes to Veteran Education Benefits

It’s been an exciting year! The Veterans and Military Services Office learned about changes to veteran educational benefits after attending the National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators’ (NAVPA) annual conference. Besides learning about educational updates on the Forever GI Bill, we attended Campus Leadership tracks that provided useful information on what other institutions are doing[…]

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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The Meliora Humanities Seminars (Meliora Seminars for short) are an exciting new program at Rochester. Capped at fifteen students and exclusively for first-years, these courses are unlike any other. They are all interdisciplinary, integrate community-engaged and community-aware aspects, and provide a close-knit classroom atmosphere in which students make discoveries[…]

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Rochester Public Market

On Saturdays in the early fall and late spring, students can take a shuttle ride from Rochester’s campus to the Rochester Public Market. Last Saturday I took advantage of this to get some fruit to keep in my residence hall. At 8:30 am, I got on the shuttle with one of my friends and after half an hour I[…]

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